Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) has introduced a new Smart Judicial Decision System in criminal courts, allowing parties in criminal cases to file appeals or objections against judgements delivered in absentia through a QR code-linked electronic system. This new system also provides access to relevant legal provisions and the necessary steps for an appeal or objection decision, available in multiple languages to cater to non-Arabic-speaking residents.
The adoption of the Smart Judicial Decision System is a result of the ADJD’s efforts towards digital transformation, aiming to facilitate procedures and ensure efficient justice. The system follows directives from Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, to develop an innovative judicial system that enhances the Emirate’s competitiveness and global standing.
For his part, Judge Mansour Al Marzouqi, President of the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court, explained that the new system allows any defendant in a criminal case to initiate appeal or objection procedures against the criminal judgement using the smart judgement link, which contains a QR code, getting access to his or her rights according to the articles of the law, which are available in several languages from which the user can select to determine the necessary information to initiate procedures according to the applicable legal systems.
Mr. Al Marzouqi pointed out that the steps to carry out the procedures according to the intelligent system include the receipt by the party concerned by the decision, whether defendant or claimant, of a link with the QR code via his or her phone number registered in the system, while observing all the safeguards to preserve the confidentiality of the information and data. Once the code has been entered, a request for appeal or objection to the judgement can be introduced via the smartphone, through simplified steps and in record time.